Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Interview With Author Alannah Conway


1.      What inspired you to write this book? For a time, I was a career coach, I witnessed persons looking for the perfect job, like me when I was starting out on my career. I began my career with the false notion that all management would always be fair with staff. And had a duty of care to do the right thing, both for the individual and the business. However, many managers fail on this point, which can damage the business and people. I desire that individuals progressing to management learn and understand their responsibility within an organisation. 


  1. What exactly is it about and who is it written for? The story is about making business and individuals aware of the harm done by institutional bullying and why does it exist. Surely, a person goes to work to fulfill ambitions and earn a living, work hard. All these can be achieved but meet persons with personal agendas, prejudices of various aspects destroy so many aspects in the workplace.  

3.      What do you hope readers will get out of reading your book? I want readers, not to get disheartened why their bad experiences in the workplace. To decide to move on and discover new horizons. But to walk away and realize that it is not their fault, it is the fault of bad management. No excuse of well, a square in a round hole, or well, the management did not like you. Prejudices based on the colour of a tie, or how the tone of a person’s voice. It is not way, to manage a business. 


  1. How did you decide on your book’s title and cover design? I decided on the title “Don’t Push Me Out,” as I believe that often, nobody deserves to be forced to leave the workplace for no valid reason. My Publisher designed the cover of the book.  

5. What advice or words of wisdom do you have for fellow writers – other than run! I would say be sincere, genuine and give hope to those who read a story. Plan, a beginning, a middle and an end to the story, make sure the writing style flows smoothly, encourage the reader to be eager not put the book back on the shelf.  

6. What trends in the book world do you see -- and where do you think the book publishing industry is heading?  The most disturbing trend is the celebrity focus on books. Great, but lesser-known authors, or indeed new authors find it more difficult to get the audience attention. The digital world has taken over, but now and again old well-loved formats come alive, for example vinyl records. So hopefully books will always be a well-loved item too.  

7.      Were there experiences in your personal life or career that came in handy when writing this book? To be honest, yes, my experiences have been related in the main character of the story, plus observations and other peoples’ experiences.  

8. How would you describe your writing style? Which writers or books is your writing similar to? I like to see my writing style as drawing the reader into the story, a face-to-face experience if you like. A natural flow to the narrative, hopefully the reader feels that I am sharing the story individually. I have created my own original style, I do read various writers, different genres but I do not draw ideas or writing styles. 

9. What challenges did you overcome in the writing of this book? Reliving the experiences was difficult at times, the hurt and pain returned and of course the tears. Thinking back to those days, my head made the right decision to stay. My body managed to continue,  

 10. If people can buy or read one book this week or month, why should it be yours? The more people become aware of institutional bullying, it just might become less and less. We only must see the drama based on the Post Office scandal in the UK to see the effects of such a culture in the workplace.  

About The Author: I was born in Monkstown, Co Dublin, my family came to live in Britain when I was noticeably young officially obtaining British Citizenship. My business career was finance evolving from retail management, local and central government, a finance company, and a major corporate high street bank.  My writing career began with a short book about my local church for a fund-raising project. I set up my own coaching business in the West Midlands, and for a period, I was a feature writer foe a local magazine “Village Life.” A book followed “Truework,” are you?” a complication of weekly blogs. These days I am more involved in the world of music; my fiancé is an international Singer/Songwriter and is currently involved in some interesting projects.  

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